7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Fly to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport

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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at The Source.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planner.

Kingsport to Denver is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kingsport to Denver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kingsport in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 43°F and lows are around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 18th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 19th (Wed), see the winter wonderland with Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 14°F, while days are cooler, around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

Plan a Glenwood Springs trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glenwood Springs are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Snowmass Village

— 2 nights
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Snowmass Village road trip planning website.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village by car takes about an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in December: highs in Snowmass Village hover around 35°F, while lows dip to 10°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.